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University College Birmingham Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour. It ranges from understanding child development, through to how the brain works, why some people seem to be more outgoing than others, how people interact in groups, and why people are motivated to work.

At Newman there are single and joint honours courses available in Psychology. Single honours includes all the major areas of the discipline: social, development, individual differences, cognitive and physiological. The joint honours degree focuses on social, developmental and individual differences. In addition, you will learn research methods and statistics and all of our undergraduate psychology programmes are accredited by BPS. You can also go on to study Psychology at a postgraduate level here at Newman with our different MSc routes.

Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It explores a wide range of fascinating areas from how we think and how we see other people, to how children develop, how relationships are formed, and how we can help people in distress. Psychology is useful because whatever you intend to do in life will involve trying to understand and deal with other people. Studying Psychology at Newman provides you with a solid grounding in all core areas of psychology, but with particular strengths in considering how psychology is applied to the ‘real world’. Many of our lecturers have particular specialisms in applied psychology, and this gives this degree programme its distinctive approach and appeal.

Entry requirements

September 2016 Entry Requirements

A minimum of 280 UCAS points.  A Level students must  include minimum grades of BC or above at A2 level).  BTEC National Diploma with an overall grade of Distinction Merit Merit, or an Access Diploma with a minimum of 39 level 3 units with Merit or Distinction.

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include GCSE English language and Mathematics or a recognised equivalent, are also required.

September 2017 Entry Requirements

You must achieve either at least 104 UCAS points (260 points on the old tariff) including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent, or a total of 96 points from a maximum of 3 A levels or a BTEC Extended Diploma. Access Diploma students will need a completed diploma with a minimum of 39 level 3 units at merit or distinction.

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics or a recognised equivalent, are also required.


Fees per academic year: 2017/18 

Full-time UK/EU Students: £9,250*

Part-time UK/EU Students: £4,950*

*NB: 2018/19 tuition fees may rise in line with inflation

Finance and Scholarship information


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